Global Patent Index - EP 1317215 A2

EP 1317215 A2 2003-06-11 - POSTERIOR FIXATION SYSTEM

Title (en)

POSTERIOR FIXATION SYSTEM

Title (de)

POSTERIORES BEFESTIGUNGSSYSTEM

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE FIXATION POSTERIEUR

Publication

EP 1317215 A2 (EN)

Application

EP 01968902 A

Priority

  • US 0128915 W
  • US 66363800 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0222030A2] A posterior fixation system includes a saddle member, and anchoring member, an occipital plate, an occipital rod, and a cross-link connector. The anchoring member anchors the saddle member to bone. The saddle member includes a pair of upright portions that define a channel. The channel is adapted to receive an orthopedic rod, and the saddle member can include a hole to receive the anchoring member. The saddle member and the anchoring member can be coupled so as to allow multi-axial movement of the members. The anchoring member in one embodiment is a screw coupled to the hole of the saddle, and in another embodiment, the anchoring member is a hook. The offset member may be coupled to the saddle member to allow for offset connection of rods. Connection of individual rods can be accomplished by connecting the rods with the cross-link connector. The cross-link connector has an integrally formed cylindrical member that couples a pair of coupling portions together. The cylindrical member can be bent along multiple axes. The occipital plate secures the rods to the occipital bone of the skull. The occipital plate has a cross-shaped plate with a plurality of apertures defined in the plate and at least one saddle member coupled to the plate. Alternatively, the occipital rod can be secured to the occipital bone.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 17/70; A61B 17/86

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/58 (2006.01); A61B 17/70 (2006.01); A61F 2/44 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/7037 (2013.01); A61B 17/7002 (2013.01); A61B 17/7035 (2013.01); A61B 17/7041 (2013.01); A61B 17/7044 (2013.01); A61B 17/7049 (2013.01); A61B 17/705 (2013.01); A61B 17/7055 (2013.01); A61B 17/7032 (2013.01); A61B 17/7059 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0222030A2

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EPO simple patent family

WO 0222030 A2 20020321; WO 0222030 A3 20020906; AT 312563 T 20051215; AU 2001289108 B2 20040701; AU 8910801 A 20020326; CA 2422311 A1 20020321; CA 2422311 C 20070605; DE 60115920 D1 20060119; DE 60115920 T2 20060810; DE 60121060 D1 20060803; DE 60121060 T2 20061130; EP 1317215 A2 20030611; EP 1317215 B1 20051214; EP 1459690 A1 20040922; EP 1459690 B1 20060621; ES 2254487 T3 20060616; ES 2266962 T3 20070301; JP 2004508130 A 20040318; JP 2007014796 A 20070125; JP 2011235124 A 20111124; JP 2011251132 A 20111215; US 2003004512 A1 20030102; US 6485491 B1 20021126; US 7699872 B2 20100420

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